• Red Tag Political Mail - What Is It?

    Dec 24, 2020 by Joe Fuld

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    Red Tag Political Mail, Does Your Mail Qualify?

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  • Vote by Mail FAQs

    Oct 11, 2020

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    Vote by Mail - What, Why, Who, When and How

    A hot topic for this coming election is how many people will vote by mail. With COVID-19 still rampant in the U.S., voting by mail will be a critical part of the November 3rd election. But whether or not you’re eligible to vote by mail depends on where you live, even down to the county level. Read on to find out more information on how to vote by mail.  

    What does it mean to vote by mail?

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  • GOTV: Get Out The Vote - Voter Turnout Strategies

    Oct 01, 2020 by The Campaign Workshop

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    GOTV:  Get Out The Vote - Voter Turnout Strategies 

    Get Out the Vote (GOTV) or Voter turnout, describes a campaign strategy for candidates or organizations to get eligible voters to head to the polls or return their ballots by Election Day,  GOTV is an essential part of any campaign strategy and can make the difference between winning and losing an election. There are a variety of ways to improve voter turnout, including  canvassing, campaign mail, digital ads, TV, radio buys, phone and text banking. Learn our tips for Get Out The Vote -

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  • Political Direct Mail Best Practices

    Feb 17, 2020 by Elena Veatch

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    Political Direct Mail Is Here to Stay 

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  • GOTV Direct Mail Ideas for Any Political Campaign

    Oct 17, 2019 by Joe Fuld and Elena Veatch

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    Cost-Effective Mail Tactics for a Winning GOTV Strategy

    There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all political campaign, but there’s one strategic element that no campaign can afford to leave out: GOTV. A strong get-out-the-vote (GOTV) program may get you the handful of votes you need to win your election, whereas failing to make that final push to get voters to the polls may hasten your demise. 

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  • What Some Campaign Consultants Get Wrong About Digital Campaigns

    Mar 03, 2016 by The Campaign Workshop

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    When Campaign Consultants Don’t Believe in Digital

    It’s not uncommon in politics for a campaign to want a consultant who has been in the business for a long time. But sometimes, campaign consultants without real digital experience don’t believe digital can provide your campaign with results the way traditional media can. While digital advertising is newer than other strategies, it can still provide your campaign with a valuable way to reach voters. Below are some common misconceptions some campaign consultants have with digital advertising.

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  • Political Mailers Can Make Your Communications Program

    Feb 29, 2016 by Sophie Thurber

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    Political Mailers: Will They Work for You?

    As I wrote a couple of years ago, political mailers haven’t gone the way of the dinosaurs – they’re still a very effective method of communication for both persuasion and GOTV efforts. Political mailers may not be as sexy as the world of digital, but here are a few reasons to hang onto mail a while longer.

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  • More Innovative Political Direct Mail and Marketing Campaigns

    Dec 10, 2015 by The Campaign Workshop

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    More Innovative Political Direct Mail and Marketing Campaigns

    We had such a great response to our first blog post about innovative political direct mail campaigns that we are back for more. We have found three more creative political direct mail campaigns to inspire your next campaign and get your gears moving. Enjoy!

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  • USPS Streamlining

    Oct 26, 2015

    USPS Streamlining

    How is the USPS Streamlining?

    The USPS is starting to clean up their data and streamline mail entry so that it is not as manual and paper based. One part of this is that companies don’t need to open up permits at every facility location where their mail is verified, and can instead utilize a “Mail Anywhere” service. Entering mail is all being streamlined to a digital process where fewer eyes look at it and fewer hands touch or physically verify.

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  • Political Direct Mail and Election Mail Contingency Plan

    Sep 03, 2015 by The Campaign Workshop

    Political Direct Mail and Election Mail Contingency Plan

    Make Sure You Have a Back-up Plan for Your Election Direct Mail

    On February 13, 2015 the United States Postal Service (USPS) experienced an outage in its Postal One service. To the uninitiated, this is the service that processes mailings and postage payments. All postal documents for mailings are done electronically through this system. Luckily, this didn’t happen back in October, during the height of election season. But realistically, it could happen, and we’re all wondering: what we would do if it did? How would your political direct mail or even election mail, like ballots or voter guides, get out on time if all systems were down?

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  • Political Direct Mail in the Digital Age

    Oct 06, 2014 by Joe Fuld

    Political Direct Mail in the Digital Age

    Hal Malchow Tells Us How Political Direct Mail in the Digital Age Is Still Relevant

    Last week we released our first ebook: Political Direct Mail In The Digital Age. The book explains why with all the technology we have, political direct mail in the digital age is still relevant. We explain how you should decide on direct mail and targeted communications strategies for political and advocacy campaigns. We also discuss the cost of direct mail, micro-targeting strategies and how to use direct mail for GOTV.

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  • Blue Mail, Red Tag

    Sep 15, 2014 by The Campaign Workshop

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    Be Sure to Get Your Red Tag on All of Your Political Mail

    Although media consensus paints causes and candidates, blue for liberal and red for conservative, the USPS is color blind and regards all mail politically directed, motivated or otherwise, the same.  However, when the USPS sees RED (tags) on mail, it acts quickly on ALL political mail!

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